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The large quiver is constructed around a boat-shaped wooden base on the bottom with an upright wooden piece on the left side, to which leather is nailed on both sides.(This is the basic construction method for so-called "open quivers" from most of Asia and the Islamic world, including the Ottoman Empire, Persia, China, Tibet and Korea.) On the front the quiver is covered with black velvet, in two layers, the bottom half of the quiver having a double layer creating a space in which additional arrows can be tucked.There are crossing straps right above the W-shaped opening of that layer, in similar fashion as seen on some Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese quivers.When we shamans touch the trees we become part of the universe." Aha! () Nikas Safronov fuses artistic talent with business acumen, making millions for painting portraits of the powerful, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he admires. () Crimea's Tatars must protect themselves now that Russia has annexed the peninsula.Shamanism is a mix of religion, naturopathy and occultism. But not my mother, she lived during Soviet times and was not allowed to be. The idea is something akin to a student flat share, but the makeup of these communal apartments is usually completely random. Many have personally paid a steep price for opposing Moscow's aggression, Juri Rescheto discovered while visiting the region.